Watchdog rules school ‘is not yet good’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 July 2016

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An education watchdog says a primary school in Weston-super-Mare ‘requires improvement’.

Ofsted this week said St Georges Primary School in Pastures Avenue is good for early years provision and the personal development, behaviour and welfare of children.

But in regards to the effectiveness of leadership and management, the quality of teaching and learning and the outcomes for pupils, inspectors say the school falls short.

An inspector who visited the school on May 17 said: “Despite recent improvements, the progress pupils currently make from their starting points is not yet good.

“Leaders do not check that pupils are sufficiently well prepared for life in modern Britain. They have not monitored the impact of the work they do to make sure that pupils understand about tolerance or democracy.”

But the inspector also highlighted a number of key areas where the school does well, saying phonics are well-taught, the ‘vast majority’ of pupils are well-focused and the school is a ‘happy, safe place’.

In a letter to parents, the school said: “We are pleased that the report reflects the hard work that has been taking place, and the progress that has been made. We are also pleased that the inspectors recognised the support of parents, the good behaviour of the children and the friendly, happy and supportive place that we all know St Georges to be.

“We know we are well on the way to making the improvements needed and are confident the school will once again be ‘good’, and on the way to ‘outstanding’ by the time of the next inspection.”

The school is overseen by North Somerset Council but is the process of joining Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust.

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